Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Congrats...Taylored Expressions Sneak Peek Day 2!

April Release At a Glance
  • We have sneak peeks to share Monday through Wednesday.  All of the new products will be available for purchase on Thursday, April 5th at 8 am PST. You'll find it all in the Fresh out of the Oven Department at the Taylored Expressions Store. 
  • Join us as a fan on Facebook for an early peek at the stamp sets, as well as a SPECIAL Facebook GIVEAWAY, on Wednesday night beginning at approximately 6 pm PST.
  • Mystery Baker's Dozen Blog Giveaway: Each day, one lucky blog commenter will be chosen by random draw to win a $10 TE Gift Certificate.  Winners will be chosen from a different Baker's Dozen blog each day and will be announced on Taylor's blog on Release Day!  Be sure to hop around to see all the sneak peeks and leave comments on each and every blog for more chances to win. Limit one comment per blog per day, please.  Comments for the drawings close Wednesday 4/4 at 7pm PST.

Day Two of Release Week for Taylored Expressions has me thinking about upcoming graduations that are just around the corner. Today I am sharing the very cute Grad Word a la Carte from the Apple Doodle Ink line of stamps, along with two fab new dies. 


I know that the traditional graduation card seems to be done in bright or solid colors, but I was inspired to create a very soft and feminine one for a change. I paper-pieced each letter using some pretty patterned paper. Then, I used one of the ultra-cool new Buckle Dies to create the little floral embellishment (check back Thursday to see a chipboard version of one of these beauties!) and added the new Reach for the Stars Border Die!


BEAN NOTES
Stamps: Grad Word a la Carte (Illustrated by Doug Applegate for Taylored Expressions)
Patterned Paper: Songbird (Prima)
Cardstock: Choice Buttercream (Taylored Expressions)
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa (Tsukineko)
Dies: Nesting Stars (Spellbinders); Buckle Die, Reach for the Stars Border Die (Taylored Expressions)
Accents: Liquid Pearls (Ranger)

I hope you enjoyed my graduation card! Don't forget to check out the rest of the Baker's Dozen for more sneaky peeky goodness! Come back tomorrow for some very cute baby-licious inspiration. Have a Happy Beany Day!



18 comments:

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

this is so cute

Jennifer Shults said...

This is so so nice! I'm always so in awe of people who paper piece those letters... I could never do it. LOVE this!

elizabeth said...

Awesome graduation card.

Melody said...

Great card! Love the soft pretty colors.

wendy said...

such a pretty grad card...love it in soft colors!

Miriam Prantner said...

Such a pretty, soft graduation card! Love it!

Larissa Heskett said...

LOVE the fun design!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

AmyJ said...

Great card. Really is soft yet Congrats too. Great job.

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

I love the softness of your card! Awesome job paper piecing those letters! ;o)

Liz said...

I heart starts and this is so cute..lving the release.

Rosemary said...

gorgeous card!!

Tae said...

The colors are wonderful!

Sabine said...

Such a pretty and soft card!

Rosie Gustafson said...

Such a cute card, those stars look fun!

CardsbyJo said...

Very Cute!

Crafty Math Chick said...

I love the sparkle that you added to the R - that is one thing I love about the a la carte sets so much, coloring in the letters, LOL!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

SO soft and pretty Regina!!! LOVE!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

LOVE your Grad card. . .love the soft, subtle colors!